640  
NOUS41 KILN 170308  
PNSILN  
INZ050-058-059-066-073>075-080-KYZ089>100-OHZ026-034-035-042>046-  
051>056-060>065-070>074-077>082-088-170415-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH  
1108 PM EDT SAT OCT 16 2021  
 
...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN PICKAWAY COUNTY OHIO ON OCTOBER 16, 2021...  
 
LOCATION...SOUTHERN PICKAWAY COUNTY OHIO NORTH OF KINGSTON  
ESTIMATED STARTING TIME...1:59 AM EDT  
ESTIMATED ENDING TIME...2:03 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...80 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...2.7 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.4890N / 82.9518W  
ENDING LAT/LON...39.5005N / 82.9030W  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN  
IN SOUTHERN PICKAWAY COUNTY, JUST NORTH OF KINGSTON, DURING THE  
EARLY MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021.  
 
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN NEAR A RESIDENCE ALONG WOLFE ROAD.  
THE DAMAGE AT THIS RESIDENCE WAS SIGNIFICANT, WITH THE ENTIRE ROOF  
LIFTED OFF THIS TWO STORY HOME AND THROWN NEARLY 400 YARDS,  
DAMAGING A TRUCK ON A PROPERTY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF WOLFE ROAD.  
SIDING WAS ALSO REMOVED FROM THIS PROPERTY, AND NUMEROUS HARDWOOD  
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR KNOCKED DOWN. ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE WAS  
ALSO OBSERVED ON THE PROPERTY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF WOLFE ROAD.  
MAXIMUM WINDS ALONG WOLFE ROAD WERE LIKELY UPWARD OF 110 MPH.  
 
THE TORNADO LIKELY WEAKENED FURTHER EAST AS IT CROSSED BOGGS ROAD,  
BUT ROOF FROM A METAL SHED ON BOGGS WAS NOTED IN A NEARBY FIELD.  
EAST OF THERE, NO ADDITIONAL TORNADO DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED.  
 
DAMAGE SURVEYED IN THE TARLTON AREA WAS FOUND TO BE A RESULT OF  
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, WITH SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE FOUND IN AND NEAR  
TARLTON. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH OCCURRED IN THIS  
AREA.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON WOULD LIKE TO THANK  
THE PICKAWAY COUNTY OHIO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE  
PICKAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE  
FINDINGS.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
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